Deal imminent – Erik ten Hag to push for Man United to seal £70m transfer tomorrow to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly planning to press for the signing of Ajax forward Antony to replace the uneasy Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Red Devils have been rocked by some negative transfer news, with several sources claiming that Ronaldo wants the club to accept realistic bids for him in order for him to participate in the Champions League.
The Times broke the news first, and speculation is already rife over who could replace the vacuum created by Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford.
According to the Mirror, Ten Hag is prepared to demand that United go to whatever length to get Brazilian sensation, Antony, from his previous side Ajax in a deal worth over £70 million.
Antony has shone in the Eredivisie and is a player Ten Hag knows well, so this trade makes sense for MUFC, however, replacing a famous figure like Ronaldo will be difficult.
The Portugal international will be 38 next season, but he remains an important player for United after scoring 24 goals in 38 outings in all competitions last season.
Antony is not as prolific as Cristiano Ronaldo, but he is a skilled attacker who would undoubtedly offer a fresh dimension to this ailing team.